Although the 2018 Poker Masters has already crowned its new champion, there is still a whopping $2.5 million up for grabs in Event #7: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event. Only four players will return to the PokerGO studio for the final day of competition and it will be David Peters leading the way with 2,203,000 chips.
When the money bubble burst late on Day 2 with Christoph Vogelsang heading to the rail, the final four players bagged up their chips to come back for some more poker action today. Peters will once again begin the day with the chip lead but he won't be as far ahead as he might have hoped for. Dan Smith made a late charge on Day 2 to finish with 2,030,000 as the two players hold over 80% of the chips in play.
The two shorter stacks that squeaked into the money are Koray Aldemir with 541,000 and Bryn Kenney with 227,000, barely over the starting stack he was given at the beginning of Day 2. While Kenney is on the short stack, he still has nearly 20 big blinds to work with so don't count him out just yet.
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Dan Smith||United States||2,030,000||203|
|2||David Peters||United States||2,203,000||220|
|3||Bryn Kenney||United States||227,000||23|
All four players are guaranteed to walk away with at least $250,000 which would be considered a good payday in anyone's books. However, the pay jumps are substantial and the winner will wind up taking home $1,150,000.
The blinds will resume on level 13 at 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 big blind ante but are set to move up fairly quickly. The levels will continue to be 60-minutes in length until a winner is crowned. The action is slated to get underway at 12:00 noon while the PokerGO live stream will begin around one hour after that. The PokerNews live reporting team will be reporting from the stream to avoid any spoilers and will be with you the entire way.